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The Human Costs of the Iraq War and US International Responsibility

Draghici, C. (2010). The Human Costs of the Iraq War and US International Responsibility. In: Guarino, G. & D'Anna, I. (Eds.), International conflicts and human rights: Caucasus, Balkans, Middle East and Horn of Africa (Napoli Colloquium, 2-4 July 2009). (pp. 733-773). Napoli: Satura Editrice.


This contribution assesses the legitimacy of the Second Gulf War under international law through the lens of its human costs, exploring aspects such as the purported humanitarian nature of the intervention, the consistency of the warfare means and tactics employed with humanitarian law, and the compliance of U.S. military forces with the duties of occupying powers towards the civilian population after the termination of active hostilities.

Publication Type: Book Section
Subjects: K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
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